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Posts tagged "Jorge Soler"

The Marathon: Cubs 8, Pirates 7

The Marathon: Cubs 8, Pirates 7
This game was nuts. It was long, had #drama, and was long. Did I mention it was long? It’s now a day after this game started as a I write this. I don’t know what you do if you’re the Pirates. It was going to hurt for either team to lose a game as long... Read more »

Game 120 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @1:20pm

Game 120 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @1:20pm
What a week it’s been. First, the Cubs drop the final two games in the set against the divisional rival Cardinals. Then, they rebound to take 3 games in 2 days against the Brewers putting themselves in a position to sweep the 4 game set at home. And Rizzo made an insanely awesome catch. What’s that?... Read more »

[Insert Soler Pun Here] - Cubs 6, Brewers 1

[Insert Soler Pun Here] - Cubs 6, Brewers 1
I don’t like the pun that goes along with Jorge’s power and bat speed. You know the one. And if you like it, that’s totally fine. I’m not judging at all. It’s just not for me. But regardless, he did some awesome stuff tonight at the plate. Brewer starter, Jimmy Nelson, had a rough beginning... Read more »
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Game 118 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @7:05pm CST

Game 118 Preview: Cubs vs Brewers @7:05pm CST
I’m a little steamed right now. It actually has nothing to do with baseball but, at this moment, this is the only outlet I have to voice my frustration. So, I beg of you, indulge me for a minute before I get to the preview. I take my dog, Bunk, to doggie daycare about twice a... Read more »

Szcz The Day: Cubs 13, Cardinals 2

Szcz The Day: Cubs 13, Cardinals 2
In an afternoon game following a late night extra inning win, the Cubs had several key arms in their bullpen unavailable and were resting their usual lead off batter, Dexter Fowler, so this was a game that pretty easily would have been forgiven for not going the Cubs’ way. After all, it’s well known by... Read more »

Another One Bites the Dust: Cubs 4, Athletics 0

Another One Bites the Dust: Cubs 4, Athletics 0
To answer the question preemptively, yes, the Queen song was on the Billboard Top 100 in 1981 – the year of today’s throwback uniforms, and yes, I had to look it up to make sure. And no, I wasn’t alive yet that year. I came into the world in the same year as Eye of... Read more »
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The Return of the Jorge: Cubs 7 Athletics 2

The Return of the Jorge: Cubs 7 Athletics 2
Jorge Soler spent two months returning from a hamstring injury that cost him June and July with the Cubs, and he’s spent the last few weeks in Iowa and Tennessee preparing for his return. Neither place is quite Dagobah, but whether his numbers in those rehab games suggested that he was ready for a return,... Read more »

Game 57 Preview: Cubs @ Phillies 6:05pm CST

Game 57 Preview: Cubs @ Phillies 6:05pm CST
Sometimes I tend to focus on the bad. For example, a lot of great things happened in yesterday’s game. First off, they won–that’s always a positive no matter what. Then you have Jason Heyward‘s homer, which shows that perhaps now that it’s June, his power could be coming around. You had a Jon Lester double. (What?!)... Read more »

All's Well That Ends Well: Cubs 6, Phillies 4

All's Well That Ends Well: Cubs 6, Phillies 4
Until the 9th inning, this had been a pretty standard Cubs game of 2016. Score half a dozen runs, keep the opposing team from putting together much on offense themselves, win handily. I’ll get into the details of the last inning later, but all things considered, it’s probably best not to read too much into... Read more »
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It's Whacking Day--Cubs 5 D-Backs 3

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The Cubs looked to move to 8-1 on their ten game homestand Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Jason Hammel, who had left after only two innings last start with a cramp, looked to give the Cubs another quality start. The D-Backs countered with rookie Edwin Escobar, making only his second career MLB start. A light rain... Read more »